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The High Price of “Harmless” Integrity Deficits
How white lies and exaggeration are hurting your ministry.
One reason for this is the tension between confidentiality and transparency at the church; it's difficult to navigate both. That said, some churches tend to “spin” a message.
How to Care for Abuse Survivors in Your Congregation
Practical ways to care for the wounded.
Alex remembers his former pastor's attempts at transparency during sermons. The pastor spoke about arguments with his wife on the way to church and failure to rest on Sabbath days.
How to Spot Rising Women Leaders
If we want to see more women leaders in the church, we need to look for them.
We are nurturers, team builders, collaborators, prayer warriors, and strategists. We bring compassion, tenderness, transparency, vulnerability, encouragement, and wisdom.
For Churches, Only Trust Will Win Over a Skeptical Public
The ingredients for winning back people desperate for something better.
Trust is built on keeping promises. Offering appropriate transparency. Trust is built on appropriate transparency. Demonstrating accountability. The ancient Romans had a tradition.
5 Big Ideas for Generous Churches
Want your people to give with joy? Here’s what it’s going to take.
who provide it. Another vital piece of infrastructure for generosity involves complete transparency on the part of those administering the gifts. When we
We Are Called to Desire (Part 2)
4 unexpected gifts that come with wanting
hide when I am in trouble?” (Psalm 10:1). Desires and disappointments drove the psalmists to summon God, even shake him by the shoulders, and this risk of transparency moved them
...But I'm Okay With MY Clichés
Be careful that you don’t find yourself leaving shallow expressions of truth for shallow expressions of falsehood.
Be careful that you don't find yourself leaving shallow expressions of truth for shallow expressions of falsehood.
4 Ways to Invite God into Your Planning Meetings
Put the ministry back in your administration.
In many ways, it's my role as a leader to discover my motives, to model transparency on the team, and to invite others to learn their own hidden motives.
3 Steps for Avoiding Financial Crisis
How to create a healthy and God-honoring budget.
The transparency of this act will automatically cause the budget committee or whoever oversees the finances to take a hard look at each person's salary.
Leaving Your Church the Right Way
The application and hiring process is awkward—so awkward—when you love your current congregation.
Leaving Your Church the Right Way. The application and hiring process is awkward—so awkward—when you love your current congregation. Keith Mannes.
Monday Church Management Roundup: 4/14/14
Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
org). Power to the people. "[T]he top highest rated [best workplace] practices are transparency, autonomy, and responsiveness. Nearly 50 percent ...
What's Next: Transparency is the Order of the Day
Churches must handle finances in "the light of day."
What's Next: Transparency is the Order of the Day. Churches must handle finances in "the light of day.". Dave Travis. Editor's Note: This is the second in
10 Tips on Managing Church
Advice on how to approach the many details of ministry.
Create redundant systems for accountability. 4. Err on the side of transparency (with your council, your congregation, etc.). A lot of leaders go down because they don't do this.
3 Vital Signs for a Healthy Church Financial Culture
These governance and stewardship guidelines are making a difference at three churches.
A few seemingly simple guidelines can contribute greatly to establishing healthy church finances, because they're manageable and demonstrate transparency and trust by the church's
When They're Really Mad at You
How to follow Jesus while dodging bullets.
I learned that fear of angering others must not deter me from long-term progress, and participating with grace and transparency models a value desperately needed in a contentious